Al Qaeda Leaders, Taliban Leaders And Top Arab Fundraisers All Visited Osama Bin Laden In Abbottabad Hideout

May 15, 2011

Since the US media won’t, there is always somebody that will… Apparently a whole lot of people knew where UBL was, and didn’t tell US.

The Telegraph reported:

The revelation that the al-Qaeda chief had direct contact with his followers – and did not rely solely on messengers – came as a US-led task force urgently trawled captured documents and computer files for terror plots and information about extremists. Read the rest of this entry »

UBL: CIA Was Next Door

May 6, 2011

The CIA was living next door to Osama Bin Laden’s compound for MONTHS before the attack.

The Daily Mail reported:

The CIA spied on Osama bin Laden for months from its own top-secret safehouse in Abbottabad, it has been revealed.

In one of the most intricate intelligence operations in CIA history, spies moved in to a property next door to Bin Laden’s fortified compound to establish his ‘pattern of life’.

The surveillance operation was so extensive that the CIA was forced to go cap in hand to Congress in December to ask for tens of millions of dollars more funding, which was met by creaming money from a variety of other agency budgets.

U.S officials refused to reveal how many agents were part of the close-quarters surveillance team but were at pains to stress the remarkable levels of care required because Bin Laden would flee the moment suspicions were aroused.

They used every possible means to gather information, including Pakistani informants, satellite images, telephoto lenses and listening devices in an attempt to record Bin Laden and his cohorts.

However, Bin Laden was so adept at hiding that the CIA admit to admiring his commitment, having rejected the suspicious-looking trappings of bodyguards and vehicles.

According to Pakistan security officials, the al Qaeda leader spent the last five years living in the same room of his mansion where he was shot and killed by U.S. forces.

The claims were made by the terrorist leader’s wife, who apparently told interrogators that she and her husband had not left the same room for the past half a decade.

So the cover was so strong, even the CIA could not get confirming photos. Why didn’t the Pakistanis raid the compound???

Blabbing About What They Found In The UBL Command Center.

May 5, 2011

Normally the CIA would exploit the information at the UBL command center, before letting out what was found there. But not with our anti-American president, I suppose he wants to warn all the terrorists to run, first. The enhanced hut that UBL was killed at was in fact a sophisticated command center, complete with fiber optic point -to-point links to the Internet, and did you see that big satellite dish on the roof? Salad maker I am sure.

Looks like somebody has got some “splaing to do”.

The Washington Times reports:

The covert operation that killed Osama bin Laden produced new evidence that the “emir” of al Qaeda actively commanded the terror group’s affiliates in Yemen, Somalia and other parts of North Africa and was not just an inspirational leader.

Materials found in bin Laden’s compound include hard drives, thumb drives and a dedicated fiber-optic cable used for point-to-point access to the Internet, according to two U.S. officials who read initial after-action reports on the raid.

The commandos who carried out the raid also found equipment for use with a multimedia studio where the al Qaeda leader likely recorded some of the audio and video messages he periodically made public over the past nine years as well as compact discs and paper documents, according to these officials.

The officials said investigators already uncovered new leads on the location of other senior al Qaeda leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahri, the Egyptian-born deputy to bin Laden who is the likely successor over al Qaeda.

The CIA has not begun a formal exploitation of the documents and other material found in the raid, but more details are emerging on one of the most successful counterterrorism operations in U.S. history.

One U.S. intelligence official who asked not to be named said “a peripheral scan of the data suggests that he provided strategic guidance and direction to al Qaeda’s affiliates. We knew he had contact with the affiliates through couriers, but the evidence we have now is that he delivered the strategic direction to many of these groups.”

Obama Kills Osama in Cold Blood?

May 5, 2011

Here is the Reuters headline: No resistance in “cold-blooded” U.S. raid: Pakistan officials

Osama bin Laden and his comrades offered no resistance when killed by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town, Pakistani security officials said on Thursday.

U.S. accounts of what happened have changed throughout the week, and initial characterizations of a 40-minute gun battle have given way to officials being quoted as saying only one of the five people who were killed had been armed.

The White House has cited the “fog of war” as a reason for initial misinformation on whether bin Laden — who was shot in the head — was armed when U.S. Navy SEALs raided his compound in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad early on Monday.

Two senior Pakistani security officials, citing their investigation, said there was no firefight because the inhabitants never fired back.

“The people inside the house were unarmed. There was no resistance,” one of the officials said.

“It was cold-blooded,” said the second official when asked if there was any exchange of fire during the operation which, U.S. officials said lasted nearly 40 minutes.

Seems like our terror warrior allies are having a revenge hit.

New shrine forming at raided compound. So much for not allowing the body to be used as a shrine.

Bin Laden Shrine Fears As Tourists Flock To Death Compound

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan – US efforts to prevent a shrine to Osama bin Laden were under threat Thursday as several hundred sightseers flocked to the house where the world’s most notorious terrorist met his death.

Pakistan officials said the compound in Abbottabad where bin Laden was shot dead Sunday already became a tourist attraction and that there were no plans to destroy the building.

“I can tell you for a fact that it will become a place of tourism,” said Dr. Muhammad Azfar Nisar, the deputy civil chief of the city. “People are already coming here from as far away as Lahore to see the house, so why should we destroy the building? The more revenue, the better.”

Of well, at least we don’t get the death photos, until they get leaked.

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